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Jos now calm, no cause for alarm – Gov. Lalong

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Sequel to the skirmishes that occurred at Gaza Biyu in Jos North LGA of Plateau State on Tuesday night, the State Government has assured that the breach of peace has been put under control.

This is following swift response by security agencies.

It was learnt that some youths had reportedly obstructed traffic and set ablaze two trucks on the highway.

It was also gathered that the incident was a reaction to the recent attack in some communities in Bassa LGA, where several lives were lost, farms destroyed and over 200 houses were set ablaze.

Governor Simon Lalong, through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Simon Macham, said, “The intervention of the security personnel immediately brought the situation under control as the youths were dispersed and the road cleared, thereby restoring traffic flow.”

However, with the return of normalcy around Gada Biyu and environs, Lalong has urged citizens, “to avoid any act that could lead to the breakdown of law and order”.

The Governor also assured residents that, “security forces have continued their operations to dominate areas affected by recent attacks in Bassa and Riyom LGAs with a view to restoring normalcy and arresting perpetrators, as earlier directed after an emergency Security Council Meeting”.

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